Global MDP Secretariat

The establishment of the Global Master's in Development Practice Secretariat was one of the core recommendations of the International Commission on Education for Sustainable Development Practice funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The year-long Commission was co-chaired by John W. McArthur, former CEO and Executive Director of Millennium Promise, and Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, and comprised 20 eminent sustainable development experts and practitioners. Hosted by the Earth Institute at Columbia University, the Secretariat serves as the umbrella organization overseeing all global Master's in Development Practice (MDP) programs and activities worldwide.